THE SENATE: The Mixture As Before

Even if Richard Nixon had won by a landslide, the Democrats could not have lost control of the Senate in 1961. To win a Senate majority, the Republicans would have been obliged to take 28 of the 34 seats at stake this year, including several in the South. So far as the Senate was concerned, the people did not think it was time for a change.

What the voters wanted was the mixture as before. It was a good year for senatorial incumbents. The only sitting candidate turned out was Delaware's J. Allen...

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